Richmond Mounties show support for Project Rainbow

Richmond RCMP has joined the nationwide awareness campaign Project Rainbow, aimed at demonstrating the “acceptance, diversity and inclusiveness of the RCMP as a modern employer.”

As such, the Richmond detachment is now displaying the Rainbow Pride Flag sticker to show its support for the LGBTQ2S+ community in the city.

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Visitors to the detachment at No. 5 Road, near Steveston Highway, will now see the sticker permanently on full display near the entrance, along with the following explanation:

                We can be approached without judgement.

                You can feel safe speaking to us.

                This is a show of support for diversity and inclusion.

                We seek to create a positive and safe space for everyone.

                We embrace the diversity of the population.

                We are Canada’s national police:  serving with pride.

 

Supt. Will Ng, officer-in-charge of the Richmond detachment, said “All Canadians have the right to live free from discrimination – free from hatred.

“Anyone who feels unsafe or unsupported can speak to any one of our officers knowing they can do so without judgement.”

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